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Dr Chiara De Franco

Associate Professor in International Relations & Fellow at the ECR2P

Chiara De Franco (PhD European University Institute) is Associate Professor in International Relations and deputy head of the Centre for War Studies at the University of Southern Denmark. Previously, she has been Research Fellow in War Studies at King’s College London and coordinator of the Task Force for the EU Prevention of Mass Atrocities. Her research interests straddle the fields of International Political Communication, Conflict and Mass Atrocities Prevention, and EU Common Foreign and Security Policy. She has published books, journal articles and policy papers on the EU and the Responsibility to Protect, the EU and Conflict Prevention, European Military Doctrines and the International Media’s role in Conflict. She is currently leading a project funded by the Danish Research Council which investigates how the EU practices protection of civilians. She is a member of the executive committee of the International Communication Section (ICOMM) of the International Studies Association (ISA), a member of the boards of the Nordic International Studies Association (NISA) and of the Danish European Community Studies Association (ECSA-DK), an ‘academic friend’ of the European Peacebuilding Liaison Office (EPLO), and a member of the Political Science Committee of the Norwegian Research Council. She also has a wide range of professional experiences as a practitioner, advisor or in-house scholar in various organisational settings, which include the OSCE, the United Nations Department of Peacekeeping Operations, NATO, the Club of Budapest, the Foundation for the International Prevention of Genocide and Mass Atrocities, and RAI-Italian Broadcasting Company.

Collaborative activities include establishing the Nordic Protection Platform

A complete list of Dr De Franco’s publications is available here